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Wellfleet Oysterfest, 2019, Just To Good To Be True – VIDEO

WELLFLEET – This year’s Wellfleet Oysterfest was a delicious, heartwarming, and joyful event that was, well, just too good to be true.

That lyric, “just to good to be true,” from the 1967 Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons song, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio, is a staple of any Rip-It-Ups performance.

We have seen this band play this song in many places, but nothing quite compares to a performance of the Rip-It-Ups at Oysterfest when the entire crowd is dancing, singing and loving along… “I love you baby!”

You see, if you don’t know the Rip-It-Ups and their charismatic lead singer, Jodi Birchall, then you don’t know oysters because the band and this festival have become deeply intertwined. Birchall, who serves on the board, has a deep connection to the town, and it is clear with every word she sings or says from the stage.

So here they are… the Rip-It-Ups at Wellfleet Oysterfest… just too good to be true. Right?

And yes, there was a rainbow.

This video also features a few other snippets of songs, including Ellamae Dixon, a Nauset High student, singing, “The Weight” by The Band.

Here are other Cape Cod Wave stories about oysters

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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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